How Furlonteers are supporting mentoring app Been There
In our latest Q&A, Founder and CEO Tess Peters talks about how Furlonteer has helped with developing marketing and PR strategy for her start-up Been There, a mentoring app for 18-24 year olds.
Please could you introduce yourself and how you heard about Furlonteer?
My name is Tess Peters, Founder and CEO of Been There. I heard about Furlonteer through a friend, who also heard about it through someone else… the power of word of mouth!
Could you tell us a little more about your charity?
Been There is being set up as a charity, it is a Mentoring App for young adults (18-24 year olds) to find a Mentor (24 years old+) for ongoing support through life's challenging times.
We bridge the gap between silence and a counsellor. Mentors leverage their life experience (they have been there themselves) and are vetted and trained before joining the App. The Mentee and Mentor upload their profile indicating their challenges and the App links Mentees and Mentors together.
We focus on the relatability aspect, which is very important and is lacking when seeing a counsellor/therapist. There is a unique space for our platform and we know an App is the perfect place for Mentees to access the help they need.
Which role(s) were you able to find support with through Furlonteer and how has this helped you?
PR - We have a fabulous PR guru who is working on a 6 month strategy.
Marketing - Updating our website and ensuring it's engaging and interesting.
SEO - Back-end coding and SEO work to ensure our website is seen and matched with relevant google searches.
We have a fabulous PR guru who is working on a 6 month strategy.
This has helped with my workload as a start-up, as people are using their expertise rather than me learning how to do everything. I feel very supported by these incredible people and feel very lucky to have them involved.
Is there anything you’d say to others considering signing up to Furlonteer for support?
I'm very impressed with what has been set up here. Everyone I have spoken to from Furlonteer has been extremely helpful and lovely. All the candidates I have been given are incredible people and good eggs! I am thrilled with Furlonteer and would recommend it to all charities.
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